I’ve received many messages asking me to put this up. Like much of what goes on in Quartzsite politics, it can be difficult to determine who is in the right and who is in the wrong, but this video of the arrest of Jennifer ‘Jade’ Jones for disorderly conduct in a town council meeting has gone viral on the internet, so, here it is, for the curious.
For the record, I have no opinion on what is depicted in this video (except that it seems utterly chaotic for a local government meeting).
UPDATE: This is not, of course, to say that those who hold strong opinions about this are wrong. Most observers agree that liberty, law and freedom of speech are of utmost importance, and it seems obvious that some of the practice of those concepts have gone badly wrong in Quartzsite. Those who feel strongly about this are entitled to (the outrage is what drives this story forward). At Parker Live, we provide a forum for free expression and we’re glad it’s being used.